Works by John McRae as part of the project: The Mother in Art by art.es magazine in Spain

John McRae’s work is featured as part of “The figure of the mother in art: an embematic representation of love” by Pepe Alvarez and Fernando Galan, published in art.es in December 2018 (pages 59-64). It is part of the special issue of the Spanish art magazine dedicated to the theme of the mother. The article discusses the broader concept of maternity in Michelangelo’s “Pietà”, the female viewpoint as presented by the contemporary artists Nathalie Djurberg, Leiko Ikemura, Francesca Marti’, Isabel Munoz, Yoko Ono and Cindy Sherman, and the work of James McNeill Whistler, John McRae, Roman Ondak and Tatsumi Orimoto. John McRae is represented by Lois (2006), a portrait of his dead mother. This work was chosen as a finalist in the 2006 Olive Cotton Award for Photographic Portraiture at the Tweed Regional Gallery in Murwillumbah, Australia.

 As the art.esarticle states, “The figure of the mother, and maternity as a concept, have played an important role in the historical development of mankind as reflected in its cultural manifestations. The cult of the mother is as old as humanity … a link to the earth, making the mother the only real and tangible point of reference.”

TAN SWIMWEAR

We had a great shoot on Saturday at the studio for “Tan Swimwear”

The team was built from some very creative souls:

Producer:           Mimi Puc

HMU:                  Kerrie Jane Bailey

Model:                 Kelly McCracken

Photographer:   John McRae

Guest Model:     Tete (You’ll see Tete below, such wonderful lines)

 

Here are some production shots of the proceedings………..

 

Kelly being styled by Michelle for Tan Swimwear
Kelly being styled by Michelle for Tan Swimwear

Profile of model with hair rollers
Profile of model with hair rollers

Kerrie Bailey (HMU) applying the finishing touches of make-up
Kerrie Bailey (HMU) applying the finishing touches of make-up

Kerrie & Kelly
Kerrie & Kelly

Kelly and Tete looking sharp
Kelly and Tete looking sharp

Tete gets right into the part!
Tete gets right into the part!